Ety thinks that the ‘word of the year’ being unfriend is a bit dull. If you’re going down the road of the New Digital, Hyper Hyped, Bang-on-Trend Media 3.0 lexicon, then tweet seems far more suitable for 2009, not to mention a little more pleasant.
Unfriend looks like one of the freakish, badly-put-together toys discovered in the evil kid’s bedroom in Toy Story. It’s just a prefix stuck onto a noun that’s been squeezed and shoved into being a verb.
Tweet, Ety reckons, is a graceful and charming flowering of a word to mean something a little more than it used to, but not too much more. You don’t get the feeling it was folded in the wrong places to fit it in the box.